ERIC Number: EJ1177534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Development and Preliminary Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Psychoeducational Group Alliance Scale for Children (PGA-c) in Two Samples of Children Participating in Groups
Brouzos, Andreas; Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Baourda, Vasiliki C.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v43 n2 p108-127 2018
Studies examining processes in youth group psychotherapy are scarce. This article reports on the development and psychometric properties of the Psychoeducational Group Alliance Scale for Children (PGAS-c). This scale was designed to assess the therapeutic alliance that develops between the members and the facilitator in a psychoeducational group intervention for children and was tested in 2 samples of children participating in different psychoeducational groups. The PGAS-c was internally consistent in both samples. Concurrent validity was examined using correlations with an established measure of therapeutic relationship (the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory). Reliability and validity of the PGAS-c were supported in both samples.
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Group Counseling, Intervention, Children, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Anxiety, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Barrett Lennard Relationship Inventory
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